Foreign Affairs

Hoyer Statement on the Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act

For Immediate Release:

May 22, 2006

Contact:Congressman Steny H. Hoyer

WASHINGTON - House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer made the following statement on the House Floor tonight regarding the Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act (as prepared for delivery):

"Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my colleagues - Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen and Congressman Lantos, the Ranking Democrat on the Committee - for offering this bipartisan legislation.

"The premise of this bill - the Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act - is eminently reasonable and one with which the American people strongly agree.

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Hoyer Statement on Bush Speech

Whip Says Some Positive Signs Do Not Mitigate Administration’s Miscalculations and Incompetence in Iraq

For Immediate Release:

March 20, 2006

Contact:Liz Packard
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding President Bush’s speech in Cleveland on Iraq:

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Hoyer: Iran’s Belligerence Requires Collective Action

Democratic Whip Says International Community Must Come Together

For Immediate Release:

February 16, 2006

Contact:Liz Packard
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following remarks today on the House floor in support of H.Con.Res. 341, which condemns the Government of Iran for violating its international nuclear nonproliferation obligations and expresses support for efforts to report Iran to the United Nations Security Counsel:
           

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Hoyer: Palestinians Must Renounce Call for Israel’s Destruction

Democratic Whip Reiterates Strong Support for Israel

For Immediate Release:

February 15, 2006

Contact:Liz Packard
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) made the following remarks today on the House floor in support of S.Con.Res. 79:

    “Mr. Speaker, this Resolution is an unequivocal statement of principle – a statement of our continuing support for our ally, the democratic state of Israel, as well as an explicit rejection of the hateful ideology that seeks her destruction.  And, I hope every member will support it.

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32 House Democrats Vote “Present” on Iraq Resolution As Statement of Protest Against Republican Partisanship

For Immediate Release:

December 16, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 421- 4936

WASHINGTON, DC – The 32 House Democrats who voted “present” today on the Iraq Resolution offered by the Republican leadership released the following statement:

“We voted ‘present’ on the Republicans’ Resolution on Iraq today to protest the partisanship with which the House Majority is dealing with one of the most critical issues facing the nation – the continuing war in Iraq.

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Hoyer Statement on Elections in Iraq

For Immediate Release:

December 14, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) released the following statement today regarding the parliamentary elections taking place in Iraq tomorrow:

“Tomorrow’s elections in Iraq could mark an important turning point for both the Iraqi and American people.

“For the elections to be successful, it is critical that they are inclusive and that the Iraqi people vote in large numbers.  This will help ensure the legitimacy of the results and provide the newly elected government with a strong foundation on which to build.

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Hoyer Statement on Iranian President's Latest Outrageous Outburst

For Immediate Release:

December 15, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today regarding anti-Israel comments by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, including a comment that the death of six millions Jews in the Holocaust is a “myth” fabricated by the West:

 “The latest verbal outburst by the Iranian President against the Jewish people and the State of Israel must be swiftly and strongly condemned by all civilized people.

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Hoyer Statement in Support of DOD Motion to Instruct that Bans Torture

Whip Says Administration Policies that Allow for Torture Weaken America’s Security and Moral Standing

For Immediate Release:

December 14, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in support of the Motion to Instruct on H.R. 2863 Department of Defense Appropriations.  The Motion to Instruct was offered by Rep. Jack Murtha (D-PA) and mirrors a similar amendment offered in the Senate by Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). 

“This critically important motion to instruct is identical to the amendment offered by Senator McCain – and passed 90-9 and by voice vote in the Senate – on the Defense Appropriations and Defense Authorization bills.

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Hoyer: Iraqi Election Critical to That Nation’s Future, and America’s Presence There

For Immediate Release:

December 12, 2005

Contact:Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in response to President Bush’s speech in Philadelphia on Iraq:

“The President broke no new ground in his speech today.  In most respects, his remarks were simply a restatement of earlier comments describing what he hopes will happen in Iraq while failing to detail a plan for how the U.S. is going to help Iraqis make it happen.

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